Beamish – The Living Museum of the North

The Living Museum of the North Beamish County Durham DH9 0RG

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Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, is a living, working museum.

Set in 300 acres of beautiful Durham countryside the costumed folk of Beamish bring to life the Town, Pit Village, Home Farm and Pockerley Old Hall.

Experience firsthand how the Industrial Revolution transformed agricultural life in the region. The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been brought, brick by brick, from around the region and rebuilt to give visitors a real sense of history.
The new Northern General Transport Bus Depot has opened its doors at Beamish, helping to preserve transport heritage and engineering skills, along with the century-old Northern name and a 1950’s village is being created.

Throughout the year Beamish hosts an exciting programme of events, The Great North Festival of Transport, a Georgian Fair, The Great North Festival of Agriculture and much more besides, including a whole season of Christmas!